LifeMoves is formerly InnVision Shelter Network

Summer Adventure Camp


LifeMoves | Summer ACES Adventure Camp  is a seven week on-site camp for homeless children at LifeMoves family shelters in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Stemming from our year-round ACES (Achieving Career & Educational Success) programming which aims to engage children in fun science, technology, engineering, and math activities, Camp also incorporates weekly field trips to parks, museums, and sporting events across Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. The summer ends with an all-out Math Festival and Field Day event, complete with face painting, educational games, a photo booth, and a bounce house.

The camp is staffed by volunteer high school students, who serve as Camp Counselors, and college interns, who serve as Camp Program Leads, all of whom are supervised by LifeMoves employees. Each year’s team of Program Leads and Counselors dedicate thousands of hours to create a supportive and exciting summer experience for campers. See excerpts of our 2017 Summer Adventure Camp blog here:


Summer Camp Dates are : June 18 – August 2, 2018

Donate to Summer Camp

Donate Funds

Summer Adventure Camp is only made possible by private donations from the community. Donate online.

Donate Items

If you are interested in collecting and donating the items below, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

  • Swimsuits, goggles, flip flops
  • Towels, sunscreen
  • Sports equipment, game balls, Frisbees, jump rope
  • Arts and crafts materials, markers, paper, washable paint
  • Glue sticks, children’s scissors, stickers
  • Water balloons, bubbles, chalk
  • Kites, parachutes, hula hoops

Cash Donations Accepted

The cost to provide Summer Adventure Camp to all of the children at LifeMoves shelters for homeless families is approximately $500 per camper. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor the cost of a child (or children) attending LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp. Over 250 children are expected to participate this summer.  Donate Online

Please send to: LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp, 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Volunteer as a Camp Counselor

Flyer for Summer Adventure Camp 2018

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at LifeMoves Summer Camp!

Summer Adventure Camp is an on-site camp for children at LifeMoves shelters for homeless families. Campers engage in fun, educational activities on-site and take weekly field trips to national parks, museums, and theatrical performances.

Time Commitment: 8:30am-3:15pm, Monday through Friday for 2 weeks. Weeks may be non-consecutive.
Camp Dates: June 18 – August 2, 2018.

We are fully staffed for ACES Summer Adventure Camp 2018! Summer application period is closed.

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Education, Lisa Brasile, at

  • Experience working with children in an active group setting is preferred
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take direction from the Camp Director and other LifeMoves staff members
  • Ability to work independently
  • 14 and older – high school student after Freshman year

Camp Counselors are responsible for the guidance, safety and well-being of program participants in LifeMoves Summer Adventure Camp. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in organizing and implementing activities, crafts, and games during the program.
  • Keep the all children safe and accounted for at all times.
  • Maintain general order and consistency during the program.
  • Work effectively with other counselors, volunteers, and children.
  • Help ensure the safety of children while on field trips.
  • Report to Summer Camp Director regarding all issues and problems.
  • Ensure parents sign their children in and out in a timely manner.
  • Enforce appropriate program discipline and rules.
  • Assist in preparing lunchtime meal and afternoon snack for participating children.
  • Establish friendly relationships with parents as they drop off/pick up their children.
  • Communicate effectively with Summer Camp Director and LifeMoves regarding any behavioral issues that arise with the participating children.

Summer Camps are held at four LifeMoves family shelters – Daly City, Menlo Park, San Jose, San Mateo.




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Don’t Miss Out!

The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!

Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.

Register Here!

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